Originally Posted by B-Large
Obama doesn't need to compromise, thats the point of this whole thing. The PPACA has overcome legislative and judicial hurddles in our Government, the House needs to pay the Bills it has passed and be done with this crap.
If it is terrible as predicted, the ACA falls under it own weight. Republicans pick up steam off the failure into next year on the banner or Repeal, then they can really take care of this law, legislatively.
But you know what, they continue to relitigate and rerun losing campagns from the past right now. They ran a year long presidential election on being Anti-ACA (Ironically with the guy who signed the ACA's little brother), and they lost, and not close either.
I am tired of the GOP, let this things go, if is fails it fails.. I don;t want to go back to square one, cause it sucked much worse.
That is also a good point.
If I were as confident as Republicans seem to be that the ACA is a huge burden on people and will fail anyhow, I wouldn't be taking a position that causes the majority of Americans to think the members of my party are acting like babies. Instead, I would say (like Boehner did after the SC decision), "Obamacare is the law of the land, the matter is at rest. I believe the law will fail, but the American people have decided, it has been challenged in the Supreme Court, and it has been upheld at every turn by the system of checks and balances our Founding Fathers put in place. It is time to get to the business of governing."
If the law fails as bad as they're saying it will, the 2014 and 2016 elections will write themselves, and the Republicans, Tea Party Civil War or not, will probably win all three branches of government over the course of those two cycles, which will also likely lead to at least two SCOTUS appointees.
However, you have to wonder the real motives. Something doesn't smell right in their strategy, and as many pundits have pointed out, it is likely because they're afraid that the ACA will be a success, which will almost certainly cause serious electoral repercussions against the Rs in 2014 and 2016 if that's the case.